Hoof-Care 101

Identify Problem Clients And Discharge Them

As your shoeing career pro­gresses, you are going to have clients who raise your blood pressure as soon as you see their name on your schedule. After working hard to build a solid business, getting rid of clients seems to fly in the face of your desire to increase your client base and income. But firing clients just might be what your business and your mental health need.
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Ask The Right Questions Before Hiring Clients

Hi, you’re a farrier, right? Can you come out here and shoe my horses?” Every farrier takes a phone call like this. In an ideal and unrealistic world, clients come prescreened. Instead, it’s necessary to ask questions and gain some knowledge about that horse and client before you say “yes.” Every farrier has certain questions to ask potential clients.
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Continuing Education Is A Key To Success

Are you as good a farrier today as you will ever be? Do your current abilities guarantee you will have a successful career? Graduating from farrier school won’t be enough. Industry leaders point to an increasing emphasis on continuing education and professionalism in the farrier world — the ongoing need to add to your knowledge and skills.
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